Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Succulent Card Set (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Succulent Card Set.

To make these cards, I used two Jane's Doodles stamp sets, 'Cactus' and 'Butterflies'.

First I made all succulents. I stamped succulents and pots on a watercolor paper, colored them in watercolor technique using Distress Inks, fussy cut them out and colored edges with black marker.

Then I stamped planted succulents on a white cardstock paper. I went with masking, although it was so not needed for what I was doing with my images... Well, practice is always good, right. :o) I fussy cut all images, leaving white border around them.

Here is a photo of all pieces...

When I had all pieces done, I glued them together and got that nice dimension that paper piecing gives. :o)

Next up were sentiment banners. I cut three stripes from a black cardstock paper, heat embossed sentiments in white, tied embroidery thread around banners (this is inspired by work of Yoonsun Hur) and my banners were finished.

Then I cut card bases and panels. I splattered panels with black Distress Ink and dried them with Heat It Craft Tool. I could leave them dry on air, but on the white cardstock paper I use, any water based medium or medium mixed with water gives better results when dried faster. In splattering case, drying faster gives prettier splatters.
Tip: Experiment and write down your results. Cut the paper you use on small pieces. 2" x 2" should be enough. Try different mediums, different techniques... on each paper piece. Write down a recipe. You can bind these together and make your unique paper/technique swatch. :o) It might get handy in the future. :o)

With all parts finished, I assembled cards together. I love dimension, so I glued foam on each part of the card. I used different thickness foams. Lastly, I glued another white panel inside each card to make back of cards thicker and more stable, because fronts are quite heavy and cards can't stand.

Here are photos of each card...

Cards dimensions: 101 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Cactus' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Butterflies' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • 100% cotton crochet embroidery thread (TULIPAN no. 15, white)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Lucky Clover
    • Vintage Photo
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foams squares, 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm
  • foam tape, 1 mm thick
  • foam sheet, 1 mm thick
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • powder bag
  • water
  • paper towels

I am entering my card set to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Cards und More Shop Blog, Challenge no. 5 - Anything Goes
This is my 8th entry to this challenge.

2) Crafty Sentiments Designs, Anything Goes Challenge - Nov 1st
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Absolutly gorgeous cards! Every single one of them is awesome! :)

  2. I have just seen your card set on Jane's blog, all the CAS cards look amazing!!
    I'm not a CAS person, because I'm not be able to putting only a few little pieces in a card :D but I love this style and you always make so lovely works!!! Really elegant and impressive!
    Thanks for the tip on splatter, too! And thanks for your lovely comment on my owl card, I really apreciate it!

  3. Ove su ti predobre! Obožavam kad špricaš pozadinu... :)

  4. Beautiful, love the simplicity of the cards! Thanks for joining our Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge.
    Marilyn DT

  5. You always do such a great job with Jane's stamps, Milka! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us again at our Anything Goes Challenge at Cards and More Shop! :o)

  6. Gorgeous cards!!! I love your design. So simple and so beautiful!!! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

  7. Love your cards!
    Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Cards und More Shop Blog.
    Hugs Janine

  8. Ooo wau! Milka, those lovely and simple cards are just perfect! :)
    Love this stamp set, but I still didn't have time to use it.. :/ You coloured those sweet succulents perfectly! And thank you for all your awesome tips. They are really helpful. I think I'll really try this ;) Love xx



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